Batman writerartist frank miller completely reinvents the legend of batman in this saga of a nearfuture gotham city gone to rot, 10 years after the dark knights retirement. Frank miller returns to batman and the dark knight. A new breed of criminal ravages gotham city, forcing 55yearold bruce wayne back into the cape and cowl. The dark knight returns is a 1986 fourissue comic book miniseries starring batman, written by frank miller, illustrated by miller and klaus janson, and published by dc comics. The first edition of the novel was published in 1986, and was written by frank miller. This is first chapter from frank millers graphic novel masterpiece, batman. The dark knight returns, brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man.
Several other batman veterans were also involved in the film. Year one, frank millers incarnation of batman managed to wellmaintain his heroic qualities even with the darker nature of the narratives. The dark knight returns is a truly special comic, and at the time of posting, ranks as my personal 9th favorite comic book story of all time. Forced to take action, the dark knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. Batman dark knight returns part 1 dailymotion video. The st the dark knight returns is a batman story written by frank miller.
Frank miller is an american writer, artist and film director best known for his film noirstyle comic book stories. The dark knight retuns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. Since comics sadly remain an understudied and underanalyzed literary medium, i thought id take advantage of john maderas generosityand your patienceto sketch out some thoughts about the form and importance of frank millers 1986 graphic novel batman. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The dark knight returns is a batman story written by frank miller with illustrations by miller, klaus janson, and lynn varley in 1986.
The dark knight returns deluxe edition bluray it is ten years after an aging batman has retired, and gotham city has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. The dark knight written by frank miller and others. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 197 pages and is available in hardcover format. Frank millers elseworld story the dark knight returns is regarded as one of the greatest comic book stories of all time with great psychological insight into the title character, all the while. The dark knight returns is a twopart directtovideo animated superhero film, an adaptation of the 1986 comic book the dark knight returns by frank miller.
The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 144 pages and is available in paperback format. Written by frank miller, and illustrated by miller, klaus janson, lynn varley, and john costanza, this historymaking story showed the wider public that superhero comics could be a medium. In four groundbreaking issues in late 1986, millers dark knight returns delighted and enraged comic book classicists by turning batman a beloved but gimmicky hero who seemed to have the keys of life forever tucked into his utility beltinto a brooding vigilante, bleak, grim and full of rooftop psychosis. A version was released on october 8, 20 entitled batman. Based on the 1986 frank miller graphic novel, this batman is a reflection of a mid80s vigilantism mindset as exemplified by dirty harry, rambo, and so many other tough guy gets even movies from that era. Millers dark knight returns delighted and enraged comic book. Set 20 years in the future, this story finds that in the absence of superheroes, criminals have run amok, and a gang called the mutants are terrorizing gotham city. Released in the same year as alan moore and dave gibbonss seminal watchmen, the dark knight returns helped to move the comic book medium irrevocably to a darker, more sophisticated, and dare we say more. The dark knight 14 frank miller classic affordable graded set. The dark knight returns when you shop the largest online selection at. Many fans and historians would say it is responsible for the popularity of comic book movies today.
This masterpiece of comics storytelling brings to life a dark world. The dark knight returns, part 1 is extremely violent. With peter weller, ariel winter, david selby, wade williams. In his earlier works the dark knight returns and batman. Year one, which was first published in the original monthly batman series and allowed to exist in mainstream continuity. Frank millers batman comics before dark knight returns. If any comic has a claim to have truly reinvigorated the genre, then the dark knight returns by frank millerknown also for his excellent sin city series and his. When originally published, the series was simply titled batman. Conflicted throughout most of his life, bruce waynes mission never changes. The dark knight, with a different subtitle for each issue the dark knight returns, the dark knight. While this is rather a narcissistic version of batman, he is still a hero. The dark knight returns is a 1986 fourissue comic book miniseries starring batman, written by frank miller, illustrated by miller and klaus janson, and. The dark knight returns ebook written by frank miller.
The dark knight returns 1 oct 1986, dc, 4, batman 612, 1st prints, lot. Gotham is in a heat wave, and it has been ten years since the last sighting of the batman. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling, batman. Not only that but, he can also see the darker side of himself in twoface as well. Frank miller returning to batman with new dark knight. Almost without volition, bruce wayne is sucked back into the lifestyle and calling he had given up decades earlier. Although he was already a comics legend in the making before tackling batman, the dark knight returns made frank miller practically a celestial being.
His works include batman the dark knight returns, batman. If any comic has a claim to have truly reinvigorated the genre, then the dark knight returns by frank millerknown also for his excellent sin city series and his superb rendering of the blind superhero daredevilis probably the top contender. Dawn of justice swoops into movie theaters around the world, this is an opportunity to analyze the comic miniseries that inspired it, frank millers the dark knight returns 1986. It is a limited series set in a possible future, portrayed as batman s last adventure. This deluxe, leatherbound, silver leaf hardcover collects frank millers seminal works batman. Many years later he was continually invited back by dc to expand his. As he walks to work, contemplating his upcoming retirement, jim gordon is almost killed by a 17year old batman struggles against gothams newest criminal. The dark knight returns, part 1 region 2 and batman. Batman struggles against gothams newest criminal threat, the vicious mutant gang and their anonymous leader. Its even funnier than that actually, because the original ending for dark knight returns was that he died in a hail of police gunfire. It was directed by jay oliva, who worked as a storyboard artist on man of steel, under the red hood, year one and batman v superman. Now as his city needs him most, the dark knight returns in a blaze of glory. Frank miller completely reinvents the legend of batman in his saga of a nearfuture gotham city gone to.
The dark knight returns opens with bruce wayne, the famous million heir of gotham, in a car race that ends in crash. Now, when his city needs him most, the dark knight returns in a blaze of glory. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read batman. This article is adapted from a paper i presented at the 2009 midwest popular culture. Writerartist frank miller completely reinvents the legend of batman in this saga of a nearfuture gotham city gone to rot, 10 years after the dark knights retirement. Frank miller pencils frank miller inks frank miller, klaus janson colors lynn varley letters typeset, john costanza gcin 147162. This version combines both parts into a single 148 minute movie. Batman by alan moore batman by frank miller batman by jeph loeb batman by. This masterpiece of comics storytelling brings to life a dark worldand an. The dark knight returns part 1 is an impressive, if sometimes too faithful, adaptation of the milestone comic book. For those experiencing this iconic graphic novel originally released as 4 oversized prestige issues for.
For example, batman can see twoface for who he really is, even though plastic surgery has corrected his outward appearance. The dark knight returns alternatively titled batman. The complete frank miller batman is an absolute musthave for batman fans, frank miller fans, and pretty much anyone who loves comics. His many works have not only redefined classic characters, but also, on. The first edition of the novel was published in 1987, and was written by frank miller. A couple years later he wrote the equally successful prequel, batman. Frank miller completely reinvents the legend of batman in his saga of a nearfuture gotham city gone to rot, ten years after the dark knights retirement. It remains an undisputed classic, one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, and is a book cited by the filmmakers as an inspiration for the most recent batman movies. Frank miller scripted and illustrated the highly acclaimed 1986 dark knight series, set in a possible nearfuture. He is one of the most widelyrecognized and popular creators in comics and is one of the most influential comics creators of his generation.
Dark knight returns new ed of 2 revised ed by miller, frank, janson, klaus, miller, frank isbn. The dark knight returns, script and pencils by frank miller, inks by klaus janson. Frank miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, daredevil for marvel comics. The dark knight returns is a batman comic book miniseries written and drawn by frank miller and published by dc comics from february to. The dark knight returns not only had an effect on the entire comic book industry, it influenced director tim burton to make a serious film adaptation based on the super hero that turned into a multibillion dollar franchise. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era. The dark knight returns is the story of one mans journey to discovering his true self and finding comfort within it. The dark knight returns, we have good and evil in heroes and villains, but we also have internal conflict that causes duality. Frank miller batman reading order the dark knight trilogy. The dark knight returns, part 2 20 now combined together and presented as an over twohour unabridged and seamless epic animated feature. The dark knight returns, i dismissed it in just that way.905 1199 60 21 297 1347 913 1031 1273 1346 252 618 451 1096 1425 1499 501 74 220 1227 1261 1124 1196 1140 791 843 1060 569 116 1014 1229 854 870 758